World Vital Records: World Vital Records provides digitized and index data from many parts of the world (find an interactive map on the home page). Find censuses, vital and military records, yearbooks, newspapers, and more. A lot of results point to third-party websites.
Painting of the Civil War Battle of Five Forks, Virginia, showing a charge led by Union General Philip Sheridan. Credit: Kurz & Allison; Library of Congress. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Researching Old Military Records & War Stories in Newspapers.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/researching-old-military-records-war-stories-in-newspapers.html